I'm so sad as I write this. I've put four years of work into this place, created content, competitions, tried to encourage user engagement, and now I feel it's all ruined.
One of my main points about Steemit was the amount of confusion that a new (non crypto) user felt upon discovering Steemit and its various clones. Because I know that when people are confused, they don't buy into what ever is confusing them.
Now we have Hive as well, which in itself is really confusing, it has just as many clones and to top it off is named after an already popular site, so when you google Hive, or Hive blog, something entirely different pops up.
Confusion, confusion, and more
I just feel like everything's ruined now, I'm so depressed, I had high hopes for Steemit, but ever since Dan was forced out, things started to go downhill, and now we're at the bottom.
I can't even be bothered to write (apart from this of course), I've had two articles sitting there waiting to be finished for weeks now. But I just can't be bothered.
They say it's all about the community, but I feel like the community has broken, through greed and manipulation.
Both sides in this lame war have not covered themselves with glory, quite the opposite in fact.
Maybe I'll feel differently after some time, but I don't know...
Anyway, this isn't a rage quit, it's just me expressing sadness for the way things have turned out. Maybe Justin and the former top witnesses are happy, those two groups have what they want, total control over the respective blockchains, leaving us to fight over the scraps.
Hopefully I'm wrong, but I can't see how the two sites can survive...
I guess just, watch this space.
See you around.